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not everyone will be taken to a bunker
everything is clear—everything is wrong
in search of lost security

the king is naked
the list of mystifications

6 aluminium plates, 170x100, UV print

I was developing the installation In Search of Lost Security in March 2022. I described the news of two media in Russia and Germany — Channel One Russia and Tageschau.

The focus of the work was six days from 15.02. to 20.02.2022, before the recognition of the independence of the republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, when it became clear that Russia would launch an invasion of Ukraine.

Those days included Scholz’s first meeting with Putin, the 58th Munich Security Conference, the announcement of dates for the invasion of Ukraine by U.S. intelligence, and Russia’s fabricated pretext for the invasion and the proposal to recognize the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics. The main topic of those days was security.

These texts are printed on six aluminium plates on both sides — on one side a fragment from Channel One News, on the other from Tagesschau. The plates are suspended one by one, with the viewer sandwiched between the texts. Its movement drives the plates. The heavy plates are suspended from the ceiling on thin metal bands, which creates a sense of instability in the entire installation.

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